TABLE-Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity rises in March

WASHINGTON, April 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Following are details
from the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank’s Midwest manufacturing
index.

Percent change from month prior (seasonally adjusted) and
from year earlier:

Mar’10 Feb’10 Jan’10 Mar ’10/09
CFMMI 1.3 -0.1 2.0 4.7
Auto 2.2 -2.2 4.4 13.3
Steel 1.7 0.9 1.7 7.8
Machinery 1.5 0.3 1.7 -5.5
Resources 0.6 0.9 1.5 7.1

Index levels (2002=100)

(Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for
manufacturing is given for comparison):

Mar’10 Feb’10 Jan’10
CFMMI 84.1 83.1 83.2
Auto 57.5 56.3 57.5
Steel 73.4 72.2 71.6
Machinery 91.8 90.5 90.3
Resources 107.4 106.8 105.9
IPMFG 102.2 101.2 101.0

NOTES:

The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index is a monthly
estimate of manufacturing output in the region by major
industries. The survey covers the five states that make up the
seventh Federal Reserve district: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan and Wisconsin.

Historial data available at http://www.chicagofed.org

Penny Stocks

(Reporting by Ann Saphir, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

TABLE-Chicago Fed Midwest factory activity rises in March